Always aiming to please the ever-expanding allergy community, Enjoy Life Foods added very crunchy chips to their line-up last year in some enticing flavors. But rather than going the ordinary route with plain old potato, Plentils are lentil-based.
The twisted Plentils squares are made simply with lentil powder, potato starch, safflower oil and seasonings. They are lightly “puffed” yet very crunchy, thick, and hearty. As well as a pleasing nutrition profile for those of us who like big servings. You get about 30 sizable chips!
Plentils come in several intriguing flavors for those of us who forgo dairy. We first trialed the Dill & Sour Cream. The flavor started out strong, with a nice little herb and vinegar tang, but the lentil backdrop tended to overwhelm a touch. Overall, the flavor didn’t finish with the punch that I’ve come to expect from dairy-free flavored chips. For us, the Margherita Pizza was more of a hit. The warm, earthy flavor that did hint at a cheesy tomato pizza seemed to meld a bit better with the hearty lentil base. It was good, but not in-your-face-flavor.
Though better than traditional chips in the calorie, fat, and even protein department (about 3 grams per serving), I wouldn’t classify Plentils as a superfood. Still a relatively wholesome snack to indulge in periodically. Also, I would tread lightly with consumption. A few of us reported stomachaches when we crunched on too many Plentils in one sitting.
The Facts on Plentils
Certifications: Plentils are Certified Vegan, Gluten-Free, Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Plentils are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Enjoy Life Foods website at www.enjoylifefoods.com.